“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna and her longtime publicist are no longer working together, a source told Heavy.
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Source: Lisa Rinna & Her Publicist Have a ‘Mutual Parting of Ways’
According to the source, Rinna and former publicist Jill Fritzo called it quits in a “mutual parting of ways.”
Heavy reached out to Rinna for comment and has not received a response. However, her current publicist, Jeffrey Chassen at Vision PR, told Heavy that he began working with Rinna “before Bravo Con or the reunion aired” and that “she parted ways with her previous publicist amicably.”
The news comes after fans at the mid-October BravoCon called for Rinna to be fired and booed her on stage during the RHOBH panel.
Rinna didn’t seem to mind the negative fan attention.
“I loved it so much! Everyone was so worried for me and I was like ‘Why are you worried?’ It’s fabulous,” she told Entertainment Tonight after the panel. “I’m like a wrestler, I’m like WME. I think I made it.”
Bravo producer Andy Cohen addressed the fan remarks about when Rinna will be fired, saying, “Let’s let the reunions play out.”
Rinna’s future with the show is a big talking point among fans, and Rinna hasn’t confirmed whether she will or won’t return, but Kathy Hilton has.
While speaking to Us Weekly at BravoCon, Hilton was clear about her terms.
“If it’s the same exact cast? Absolutely not. But I’m just a ‘friend,’ so it doesn’t matter,” she said.
“I archived it that’s all,” she wrote. “I’ve been keeping my social page very edited if you will notice. I’m keeping it very positive non negative and fashion and fun. I don’t want anything negative on my grid and since my own children are being threatened as we speak I felt it best to archive it.”
She also posted a flashback photo with the caption, “I was Lisa f****** Rinna before HW and I’ll be Lisa f****** Rinna After.”
Erika Jayne’s Publicist Was Under Fire for ‘Leaking’ Things to Press: ‘Well Then You Should Show Me What You Have’
During the RHOBH season finale, Erika Jayne’s publicist was put on blast. Kyle Richards accused Jack Ketsoyan of leaking information to the press about her sister Kathy Richards’ “meltdown” in Aspen.
“It was someone who works for you,” Richards said.
“Interesting,” Jayne responded. “Well then you should show me what you have.”
A deleted scene from that episode leaked online on October 6 gave further insight into the claims.
In the video, Ketsoyan is in the background while Lisa Rinna and Dorit Kemsley discuss what happened with Kathy Richards in Aspen.
“It’s going down over here,” someone named Mikey said, according to the dubbing on the clip. “Good, it needs to,” someone named Laia said next. Then Ketsoyan said, “I’m listening to what’s happening behind me.”
Heavy reached out to Ketsoyan for comment and has received no response.